Senior Advisor, CEO
Pertti started his career in 1992 in the Finnish pulp and paper industry company Kymmene Corporation. In 1996, he joined Merita Securities (later Nordea Securities) as a Pulp & Paper Industry Equity Analyst and a Partner. He also took part in IPO´s and PO´s. In 1999 and 2000, Pertti was voted as The Best Pulp & Paper Industry Equity Analyst in Finland, according to the Prospera study. After running his management consulting company for 13 years, he started as the CFO of a Finnish family business in 2014. In this role, he took part, among other things, in M&A activities and took care of the financing of the company. His core competencies include M&A, Financial Analysis, Financing, Strategical Planning, and working in the Board of Directors. In December 2020, Pertti joined MBO Partners as a Senior Advisor. He is also the CEO of MBO Partners Oy.
Senior Advisor, Chairman
Kari has been an entrepreneur since 1997, and after founding the Elite Asset Management Plc in 2001, the growing company went public in 2015 and was listed at Nasdaq Helsinki First North market place, and the main list of Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange in 2019 (EAB Group Plc). Kari served as the Chairman of the Board at Elite for 18 years, and he had the primary responsibility for corporate reorganizations and customers' corporate services, such as acquisitions, corporate restructuring, investment planning, and corporate asset tax planning. He also has comprehensive experience in corporate strategy and sales coaching. He is also a member of the Directors' Institute Finland - Board Professionals Association. Kari joined MBO Partners as a Senior Advisor in August 2020. He is also the Chairman of the Board at MBO Partners Oy.
Matti has successfully executed about one hundred M&A or financing projects. He was the Managing Director of MBO Partners Oy and ProMBO Oy during 2003-2020. The focus of his work has been on small and mid-size enterprises in industry, trade, and service businesses. Until 2003, Matti was the CEO of Kekkilä Plc and a member of the management team of Vapo Oy; and also made an extensive career at Kemira Agro Oy, in various international management positions. Matti has a degree in MSc (forestry, commercial) from Helsinki University. In his free time, Matti's interests are orienteering, skiing, hunting, and fishing.
MBO Partners specializes in mergers and acquisitions, company valuations, Management Buyouts, and financial consulting. We are an ideal partner for a company searching for ways to establish and expand in Finland as we can advise local legislation, tax regulations, and the right contacts to access the market.
The quality of our work is based on long experience, strong commitment, and creative problem-solving ability. We serve all parties and customers with absolute confidentiality. We have executed more than 100 deals related to company sales, buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, and financing arrangements since 2003.
Execution of all stages in M&A
We offer business owners expertise and reliable services at every stage of the process from initial preparation until the final contract has been signed. We have long experience implementing company sales, buyouts, mergers, and acquisitions, both in Finland and internationally.
Search of acquisitions targets
Are you acquiring a company or business in Finland, or looking for acquisitions to expand your Finnish company? We will seek out a suitable company or business to help you to achieve your strategic objectives.
We determine the value of the company during the preparation phase. We also act as an outside expert in determining the company's worth during minority buyouts and cases where an impartial observer is required.
Consultancy in financing
We help you to find suitable financing arrangements for your acquisition and MBO deals (Management Buyouts). Our agency has gained the confidence of financial institutions as a result of long and successful cooperation.
Our business model takes corporate sales to a successful conclusion. Our long experience, analytical capability, and creative problem-solving bring expertise and reliable services to our clients, from the preparation phase to a successful conclusion.
4. Determination of Price
1. Field and Company Analysis
2. Company Valuation
5. Deal structure
6. Charting buyers
8. Letter of intent
9. Due Diligence
Respect for entrepreneurs
We recognize and understand the challenges that entrepreneurs face during their careers. This is often a question of a person’s life’s work, which may have continued from one generation to the next. The reward for the business owner is not something that can be measured simply in monetary terms, so finding the right person to continue the company is a very important issue.
The right person to continue the business might be found from outside those fields that first came to mind when considering a possible candidate. Experience gained in various fields, an open mind, and the ability to combine things in a new way, are factors that might bring unexpected candidates to the table.
Personal experience combined with the ability to understand different business models gives us a healthy and rewarding standpoint for arranging mergers and acquisitions and selling a company. We also recognize when a deal is not worthwhile, and we’re not afraid to say so.
All of our discussions and communications are conducted in the strictest confidence. Also included under this principle, we do not disclose information about deals we have been involved in.
“All success is temporary,” a wise person once said. Only comprehensive and uncompromising focus on the company’s operations can build the foundation for systematic progress in corporate sales, mergers, and acquisitions.